If you aren't aware, today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Later today President Obama will speak regarding Dr. King's dream of equal rights for all.
NBC has created the #dreamday and is asking people to post their dreams via Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Facebook, etc. It is really interesting to read the dreams of different people. There are celebrities as well as everyday people posting. What I noticed is the commonality among all peoples no matter their race, religion or belief system. Everyone seems to want a better life for their children and a better world in which all people can be treated equally and have equal opportunities to achieve.
What is your dream? Have you really pondered this question? Do you dream of being an NBA basketball star or an Olympic swimmer? Do you dream of making all A's this first 9 weeks of school? Do you dream about going to college? Getting a great job? Winning a football game?
Most anything you dare to dream can be realized with hard work. We may not all be NBA stars or Olympic athletes or attend an Ivy League college, but we can all achieve by working hard and being the best individual we can be. We all have talents and skills that can be used for success. But we have to remain focused and we have to be diligent. We can't get lazy or take a day off if we want to be the best we can be.
But most of all, we should strive to be the best person we can be. We need to be the best friend, best daughter, best son, best student and best team member we can be. We need to be kind and loving to others even if they are different from us. We need to understand everyone comes from a different place and has a different perspective. Our differences make us stronger when we celebrate them instead of fearing them. Diversity is what makes Homewood, Alabama different from our surrounding communities.
Use #Dream Day not only to dream but also to celebrate our community and ourselves.
Post your own dream!